Darihana is from a small town near Nicoya, Guanacaste, where she studied Education and Mathematics at the Universidad Latina and then went on to teach at a local high school. She has always been interested in international culture and travel, and from a young age had the opportunity to participate in student exchange programs in the USA. She spent five years in the States studying English and attended Cascadia Community college in Washington, taking courses in Accounting, Work Place Communication and Office Management. Darihana moved back to Sámara in 2011 with her beautiful young daughter, went on to obtain her Teaching Certificate in teaching English & Spanish as a Foreign Language, and began working with the non-profit CREAR association to teach ESL to local children. She then joined Intercultura in Student Services, and her favorite aspect of working here is getting to know people from all over the world and helping students, teachers and the administrative staff. In 2017 she began teaching again part-time in our Children´s Spanish Camp program, where she is much loved by her young students. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, yoga, running on the beach, and spending time with her daughter.
Darihana was extremely interactive and excited to engage with students. She is definitely one of the best language teachers that I have studied from. Muchas gracias! - Lexi Dorman, 2018